As my posts might indicate, I have my doubts about the viability of Entre. Forget about whether it will get upgraded. I wonder whether the plug will get pulled on it (sorry, Kenwood, I'm just the umpire--only calling balls and strikes).
I don't have the same doubts about the changers. Even without Entre, and even with their ergonomic problems, the changers are good performers, and you can hook three together. Silly UI, but the vital signs remain good.
Now, as a current Entre owner, I can take several routes if Kenwood does discontinue. I can complain, formally or informally, and, at the very least, return the product and be refunded. For that matter, I can do that right now. Of that I am reasonably certain.
Or, if Entre gets discontinued, I can buy a few more.
I'm not kidding here. If it gets discontinued, the price of existing units will plummet. If they start to get scavenged at a few hundred dollars apiece, I might be tempted to buy two more, and get my three changer control--one Entre per unit. I'd have to use an IR router to eliminate remote control confusion, and I'd have to do something about video switching from unit to unit; I invite comment on the internet connectivity issues, but I suspect it could be done.
That's why I asked earlier about whether Entre's discontinuance would prompt its obsolescence.
I'm sure my questions in this regard do not warm the cockles of Kenwood's heart, but I really mean no offense; actually, I mean praise. I like Entre, and I like it a lot. I like it enough to spend some extra money on Entre units--if the price was right, and if they worked, even when Entre got discontinued.
So, I'll ask again: If Entre gets discontinued, does anyone know if that would be a reason it would no longer work?